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Harkers, York Central, York

1 St Helens Square
York
YO1 8QN
Phone: 01904672795
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Alex Conway left this review about Harkers

This place is an absolute joke. Aside from the awful clientele ( not the rough and ready kind, worse still the rich middle classes who have too much money and think its acceptable to behave like an utter nob head simply because they have a few quid). This place caters to these types and it is always rammed on a weekend with a good number of weekend tourists to suit usually from the norths east and usually drunken slobs. The management in this place is a total joke along with the beer prices. £4.30 I was asked for a pint of landlord I kid you not! When I asked why such stupid pricing I was told “its Christmas prices” which is probably the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard in a pub, Does my girlfriend get Christmas pay then over the Christmas period? OF COURSE NOT!
I was then confronted by someone proclaiming to be the “cellar master” who heard me having issue with his pub and beer and received a sermon on how he looks after his beers and carefully makes sure each one is of top quality which I found hysterical, laughed very loudly and then told him that was all complete B****ks and that the world’s most expensive pint of Landlord was sharp, bitter, lifeless and unconditioned (which it defiantly was although judging by my mood at this point I probably would have told the cocky sod the same thing even if it was perfect) plus a few other remarks that are probably best unrepeated.
Hard working but understaffed bar workers do their best and are really unappreciated, especially a pretty petite brunette who no matter how many scrotes scream down her neck stayed professional and competent, much credit to her. But management is utterly incapable of running a tight ship and with all the drunken louts in here on a weekend not even the seven ale pumps will get me to return. It’s a bank conversion so there are high ceilings and lots of tables and chairs scattered around the large room in a traditional yet contemporary pub style but it’s all superficial to the fact that this is a terrible place full of terrible people and so utterly expensive it hurts. Had it not cost £4.30 I think I would have lobbed it straight back over the bar. For what it’s worth John Smiths cask and Nicholson’s pale are the permanents with the rest changing but just don’t bother. It’s not actually a 5 but purely for the way it is it can’t score any higher. The Old white Swan is a much better bet for a Nicolson’s pub in York.

On 15th March 2017 - rating: 5
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custodian 42 left this review about Harkers

Hadn't been in here for many a year and was pleased with the real ale selection. Will probably revisit.

On 26th January 2017 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about Harkers

Split level Nicholson's pub 7 real ales and food served.

On 6th September 2014 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Steve Lovell
York, 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 24 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount withdrawn - last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 24 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
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